Is this day 13 or 14? Yesterday was a rest day and I am only counting cycling days, but to make things more complicated Andrew did half today’s ride yesterday.
We stayed in the Tontine Hotel in Peebles, which I can thoroughly recommend. Great service and excellent food, and this is the view from my bedroom
and the dining room
Today started fairly cold and blustery and got worse through the morning, with a heavy shower while we were in Edinburgh, but by the time we had finished that was long gone and we completed the ride in glorious sunshine.
The ride out of Peebles was beautiful and flat but along a busy road which made it less pleasant until we turned off to climb up the Moorfoot Hills (or more foot hills as I like to think of them as they are not very high, but some fantastic views.
Anne was having serious problems with her gears, but road on until the tea break where Rob and Pete sorted them.
Pete showed us what he considers to be the best view in Scotland (compare to what Ruskin considered the best view in England)
And so to Edinburgh
And on to Queensferry and the Forth bridges
and past Benarty Hill
Another lovely day with easy cycling and some fantastic views.